TRS-80 Model 1 (was: Arty computers (was: Re: PDP-11/70 inYatesCenter, KS)

Bill Sudbrink wh.sudbrink at verizon.net
Thu Feb 1 15:07:36 CST 2007


Jay West wrote:
> Jim wrote...
> >> The apple was a flop, yes.  The Commodore also was a flop.  
> >> Just look at the numbers.  The apple was a flop because it
> >> was marketed as entertainment and drawing pictures (which
> >> it excelled at)
> Uh, most definitely not. The C64 and Apple were both fantastically 
> successful.
> 
> > while the TRS-80 was a scientific machine that crunched numbers.
>
> I disagree. The TRS-80 was originally sold and marketed as a home 
> system - certainly not a number cruncher. They sold it with game
> tapes & home recipe tapes after all. It wasn't until later models
> that Tandy started representing it as a business machine.

Queue "Dancing Demon"!

A couple of my high school friends had Model 1s.  The father of one
of them thought that "Dancing Demon" was the best thing he had ever
seen on a computer.  He regularly requested performances.
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